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Ubuntu alert USN-1433-1 (linux-lts-backport-oneiric)

From:  John Johansen <john.johansen@canonical.com>
To:  ubuntu-security-announce@lists.ubuntu.com
Subject:  [USN-1433-1] Linux kernel (Oneiric backport) vulnerabilities
Date:  Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:29:06 -0700
Message-ID:  <4F9F74A2.1070005@canonical.com>
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1433-1 May 01, 2012 linux-lts-backport-oneiric vulnerabilities ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Summary: Several security issues were fixed in the kernel. Software Description: - linux-lts-backport-oneiric: Linux kernel backport from Oneiric Details: A flaw was found in the Linux's kernels ext4 file system when mounted with a journal. A local, unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4086) Sasha Levin discovered a flaw in the permission checking for device assignments requested via the kvm ioctl in the Linux kernel. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system causing a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4347) Stephan Bärwolf discovered a flaw in the KVM (kernel-based virtual machine) subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local unprivileged user can crash use this flaw to crash VMs causing a deny of service. (CVE-2012-0045) A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's cifs file system. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-1090) H. Peter Anvin reported a flaw in the Linux kernel that could crash the system. A local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2012-1097) A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's cgroups subset. A local attacker could use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2012-1146) A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's handling of paged memory. A local unprivileged user, or a privileged user within a KVM guest, could exploit this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2012-1179) Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: linux-image-3.0.0-19-generic 3.0.0-19.33~lucid1 linux-image-3.0.0-19-generic-pae 3.0.0-19.33~lucid1 linux-image-3.0.0-19-server 3.0.0-19.33~lucid1 linux-image-3.0.0-19-virtual 3.0.0-19.33~lucid1 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes. ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have been given a new version number, which requires you to recompile and reinstall all third party kernel modules you might have installed. If you use linux-restricted-modules, you have to update that package as well to get modules which work with the new kernel version. Unless you manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages (e.g. linux-generic, linux-server, linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically perform this as well. References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1433-1 CVE-2011-4086, CVE-2011-4347, CVE-2012-0045, CVE-2012-1090, CVE-2012-1097, CVE-2012-1146, CVE-2012-1179 Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-backport-o... -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list ubuntu-security-announce@lists.ubuntu.com Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security...


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